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  • Post #91 - November 3rd, 2018, 5:06 pm
    Post #91 - November 3rd, 2018, 5:06 pm Post #91 - November 3rd, 2018, 5:06 pm
    stevez wrote:
    Panther in the Den wrote:
    DClose wrote:... in case you end up in the mood for a 2-beer lunch.

    I fondly remember the day, lunch where drinking was not frowned upon. :) Trouble is I would get drowsy for that long afternoon.

    My brewery visits are after work.


    Alarmist is in the same building as my former office. They don't open during the week until around 4. Also, no food.

    We’r Going to stop at Marie’s on the way south to ERIS.

    Food is covered. :)

    I won’t be getting to Alarmist until 5 so I’m ok there too.

    Thanks!
    "Make Lunch, Not War" ~ Anon
  • Post #92 - November 5th, 2018, 1:08 pm
    Post #92 - November 5th, 2018, 1:08 pm Post #92 - November 5th, 2018, 1:08 pm
    Needed a quick lunch and since I adore diners it was about time I visited this place...

    The Greenwood Restaurant
    910 Greenwood, Glenview
    Cash Only

    Simple, traditional, sat at the counter and watched the grillman work.

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    I didn't even look at the menu as my planned choice was pretty traditional but on the chalkboard in the back my all time favorite was the entrée special today, Hot Beef (open face sandwich). They rotate the specials and not on a regular basis so it will be a crap shoot until the stars align again.

    Sorely tempted but I stuck to my plan. Also on the board was the two soups of the day of which I chose...

    C43B3EFF-4251-4D7E-941E-F9BDB900CB8D.jpeg Navy Bean Soup

    A dash of salt, some crackers and I dipped pieces of the wrapped dinner roll.

    436CBC0D-1C08-4A22-8F3C-9E1E0EF43F14.jpeg Double Cheese (Super!) Burger

    1/2 pound, lettuce, tomato, onions (requested grilled).
    Ketchup, mustard, mayo, and a dash of hot sauce. Not over cooked and one patty was verging on my favorite, medium rare.

    Intuitional fries, cooked lightly but thoroughly. Might ask for them well done next time.

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    One old and cranky waitress but she perked up tending the money.
    One younger and sunny waitress. Fun to talk to.

    Just a diner, nothing exceptional and it didn't suck. :)
    "Make Lunch, Not War" ~ Anon
  • Post #93 - November 5th, 2018, 1:45 pm
    Post #93 - November 5th, 2018, 1:45 pm Post #93 - November 5th, 2018, 1:45 pm
    stevez wrote:
    Panther in the Den wrote:
    Dave148 wrote:Since you're going to be around the area for a bit longer:

    Spiro's Deli
    1210 Waukegan Rd, Glenview
    (847) 729-6650

    Famous for the Bomber - Italian beef, cheese, onions, pickles and special sauce. Trust me, it works. Subs and sausage products are top notch. Great house cut fries.
    Awesome!

    I love a great deli! Mmmm... Matzo Ball Soup (or maybe Mish Mash).

    Thanks!
    It's not that kind of Deli, in fact, it's more of a dog/beef stand than a deli, though they do have a display case where they store a lot of their cold cuts and other stuff. If anything, it skews more Italian than Jewish.

    The gal from work who joins me from time to time had found some information that led her to believe it is Greek.
    "Make Lunch, Not War" ~ Anon
  • Post #94 - November 5th, 2018, 1:51 pm
    Post #94 - November 5th, 2018, 1:51 pm Post #94 - November 5th, 2018, 1:51 pm
    Panther in the Den wrote:The gal from work who joins me from time to time had found some information that led her to believe it is Greek.


    There's no doubt it's Greek owned, but I was talking about the food. There are no Jewish deli items on the menu. The stuff they have skews Italian. There's sausage and beef, plus Italian type subs (not to mention the great burgers, which would be my recommendation).

    PS Good luck tonight at Marie's. Monday is the regular pizza guy's night off, so pizzas can be inconsistent on Mondays.
    Steve Z.

    “Only the pure in heart can make a good soup.”
    ― Ludwig van Beethoven
  • Post #95 - November 6th, 2018, 8:08 am
    Post #95 - November 6th, 2018, 8:08 am Post #95 - November 6th, 2018, 8:08 am
    stevez wrote:PS Good luck tonight at Marie's. Monday is the regular pizza guy's night off, so pizzas can be inconsistent on Mondays.

    The pizza was fine. Before hand I was thinking about what a second shift cook could do to the pizza and it really boiled down to the cooking.

    This was cooked fine, crust nice and crispy with a slight blackening, just the correct amount of browning on the cheese.

    They did a great job!

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    "Make Lunch, Not War" ~ Anon
  • Post #96 - November 6th, 2018, 9:44 am
    Post #96 - November 6th, 2018, 9:44 am Post #96 - November 6th, 2018, 9:44 am
    I found another cluster of restaurants 5 minutes from my work

    Glen Tower Center just off of Patriot and W Lake Ave

    Places I would like to visit
    Elephant & Castle 1941 - British
    Yard House 1880 - Sports
    Montira Thai 1845
    El Tradicional Mexican Restaurant and Cantina 1831
    Curragh Glenview 1800 - Irish
    Yanni's 2601 Navy Blvd - Greek

    Places I am not too excited about
    Your Pie 2085 - Pizza
    Eggsperience Café 2000 - Sandwich
    Flight Wine Bar 1820 - Small Plates

    The others
    Cookies & Cupcake By Design 2081
    Starbucks 1895
    Ben & Jerry's 1860
    Noodles and Company 1851
    Potbelly Sandwich Shop 1840
    Mingle Juice Bar 1830

    That's a lot of places!

    Could be fun! I am especially looking forward to the English, Irish and Greek.
    "Make Lunch, Not War" ~ Anon
  • Post #97 - November 7th, 2018, 1:41 pm
    Post #97 - November 7th, 2018, 1:41 pm Post #97 - November 7th, 2018, 1:41 pm
    Once or twice a month, I set up in an office in Mt P for the day, right around Wolf and Central, near the Walmart/Aldi anchored mall of sorts. Excited to follow this thread.

    We SGD Dubu'ed today, and kinda left underwhelmed. I had the Soup with ramen, beef, "spicy." It was decent, but very one note, and got boring. Also ordered the beef kahlbi, which could have probably saved the meal if it had more crispy bits from the grill. Nice flavor, but just...limp.

    Panchan was excellent, and quickly replenished. Panchan was easily the star of our meal.

    We were trying to decide if we would ever return, couldn't come to any agreement. Nothing popped enough to make anyone speak up.

    Panther, if you're still around these parts, our regular lunch spots are Jd's Brew and Q, and also Emerson's for a damn decent 1/2 lb burger with fancy (ish) toppings, and excellent fries.

    Back to SGD, there are a few spots in that mall that look interesting, no?
    We cannot be friends if you do not know the difference between Mayo and Miracle Whip.
  • Post #98 - November 7th, 2018, 2:38 pm
    Post #98 - November 7th, 2018, 2:38 pm Post #98 - November 7th, 2018, 2:38 pm
    seebee wrote:We SGD Dubu'ed today, and kinda left underwhelmed. I had the Soup with ramen, beef, "spicy." It was decent, but very one note, and got boring. Also ordered the beef kahlbi, which could have probably saved the meal if it had more crispy bits from the grill. Nice flavor, but just...limp.

    Panchan was excellent, and quickly replenished. Panchan was easily the star of our meal.

    *nods in agreement*

    =R=
    Why don't you take these profiteroles and put them up your shi'-ta-holes? --Jemaine & Bret

    There's a horse loose in a hospital --JM

    That don't impress me much --Shania Twain
  • Post #99 - November 7th, 2018, 10:31 pm
    Post #99 - November 7th, 2018, 10:31 pm Post #99 - November 7th, 2018, 10:31 pm
    seebee wrote:Panther, if you're still around these parts, our regular lunch spots are Jd's Brew and Q, and also Emerson's for a damn decent 1/2 lb burger with fancy (ish) toppings, and excellent fries.

    Back to SGD, there are a few spots in that mall that look interesting, no?

    Thanks for the invite!

    The two places you mentioned are just a minute outside of my range from work (15 minutes) and my time is growing short (Thanksgiving is the last day for my current contract).

    Maybe on the Wednesday before Thanksgiving?

    Spiro's Deli
    1210 Waukegan Rd, Glenview

    ... is scheduled for this Friday and speaking of the strip mall that houses SGD, this place had a recent board recommendation...

    Paik's Noodles (Korean noodle shop)
    1615 Milwaukee Ave, Glenview

    ... and I am thinking about it for the week after.

    The Jajangmyeon has caught my eye as well as the dumplings and Hong Kong Wings.

    The owner of the small chain is a well renowned chef and TV celebrity. Think Gordon Ramsey.
    "Make Lunch, Not War" ~ Anon
  • Post #100 - November 9th, 2018, 4:02 pm
    Post #100 - November 9th, 2018, 4:02 pm Post #100 - November 9th, 2018, 4:02 pm
    Spiro's Deli
    1210 Waukegan Rd, Glenview

    Hotdog stand with a deli case

    While I was there several people came in for the Turkey Sub so maybe I ordered the wrong thing? :)

    Owner was a generally nice guy, warmly greeting everyone who came in and teased with the regulars. Even his assistant has taken on his customer style.

    B9A03252-1D7A-4460-A5FB-954252DA1F72.jpeg 1/2 pound Cheeseburger special of the day (included fries)

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    Good burger! Nice char and a lot of fresh vegetables and he hit medium rare pretty well. Bun was losing the fight though. Even the fries that happened to touch the burger ended up with char flavoring.

    You weren't kidding about the fries! The house cut fries that he cooks them well done and nice and crispy. A healthy shake of salt. I didn’t see the fry cutter in action but I’ll take your word for it.

    9AA6E867-CDE9-4F21-8E19-D100ECB61AA6.jpeg The Bomber!

    I was regretting that I wasn't going to be able to try their 'housemade' Italian Beef but then remembered it was the main ingredient in this sandwich.

    Pickles, Swiss cheese, onions and special sauce (mayonnaise? :) ). It definitely was an eclectic set of ingredients that not be for everyone but it was fun. As with many housemade beefs this one also verged on having a roasted flavor.

    FB7B93AC-1307-4019-A80F-BEDC8CEC7320.jpeg Chicken Soup

    Didn't suck at all. :)

    Next trip I might give the Turkey Sub a whirl, or a double cheeseburger (made with 2 - 1/4 pound patties).
    Last edited by Panther in the Den on November 11th, 2018, 8:35 am, edited 1 time in total.
    "Make Lunch, Not War" ~ Anon
  • Post #101 - November 9th, 2018, 5:01 pm
    Post #101 - November 9th, 2018, 5:01 pm Post #101 - November 9th, 2018, 5:01 pm
    Panther in the Den wrote:Spiro's Deli 1210 Waukegan Rd, Glenview

    This is right across the street from Harrison's Poultry. A one stop shop for fresh duck, turkey, chicken and other fowl related sundries.

    Next time I'm at Harrision's I know where I am having lunch, Spiro's, that's where!
    One minute to Wapner.
    Raymond Babbitt

    Low & Slow
  • Post #102 - November 9th, 2018, 5:05 pm
    Post #102 - November 9th, 2018, 5:05 pm Post #102 - November 9th, 2018, 5:05 pm
    G Wiv wrote:This is right across the street from Harrison's Poultry. A one stop shop for fresh duck, turkey, chicken and other fowl related sundries.

    Next time I'm at Harrision's I know where I am having lunch, Spiro's, that's where!

    Get the Bomber. I think it's their one destination item.

    =R=
    Why don't you take these profiteroles and put them up your shi'-ta-holes? --Jemaine & Bret

    There's a horse loose in a hospital --JM

    That don't impress me much --Shania Twain
  • Post #103 - November 11th, 2018, 8:46 am
    Post #103 - November 11th, 2018, 8:46 am Post #103 - November 11th, 2018, 8:46 am
    G Wiv wrote:...fresh duck, turkey, chicken
    Sounds like someone is planning Turducken for Thanksgiving? :)

    G Wiv wrote: I am having lunch, Spiro's, that's where!
    A double cheeseburger and fries could fill the need. Best in Chicago? Nah, but darn good.
    "Make Lunch, Not War" ~ Anon
  • Post #104 - November 12th, 2018, 10:36 am
    Post #104 - November 12th, 2018, 10:36 am Post #104 - November 12th, 2018, 10:36 am
    My plans for the week are...

    Tuesday (11-13) Brew Day (5:00 to 5:30 pm) (was originally today but they are closed for the holiday)

    Pretty much exhausted the nearby breweries (for a primary visit) and there is one on my trip home that has been beckoning to me...

    Short Fuse Brewing Company
    5000 N River Rd, Schiller Park

    Interesting place that also serves food.

    Lunch Out Friday (11-16) (12:15 to 12:45)

    Paik's Noodles
    1615 Milwaukee Ave, Glenview

    Another board recommendation. A Korean Noodle place. My first planned ethnic (Korean) repeat but somewhat a different style focus (noodles). I did briefly discuss my interests there in a conversation with seebee upthread.

    Looks like a quick in and out, counter service.

    Good News!

    My boss mentioned to me that my contract will be extended into December! Looking forward to a few more remaining ethnicities foodwise and revisiting some of the great area breweries!
    "Make Lunch, Not War" ~ Anon
  • Post #105 - November 13th, 2018, 7:41 am
    Post #105 - November 13th, 2018, 7:41 am Post #105 - November 13th, 2018, 7:41 am
    Panther in the Den wrote:My plans for the week are...

    Tuesday (11-13) Brew Day (5:00 to 5:30 pm) ... and there is one on my trip home that has been beckoning to me...

    Short Fuse Brewing Company
    5000 N River Rd, Schiller Park

    Interesting place that also serves food.


    Interesting. I drive by regularly (including tomorrow) and never noticed it. Are you going to try the beer float? Since several desserts feature their vanilla gelato, I wonder if it is savory or at least less sweet than typical ice cream.
    --Carey
  • Post #106 - November 13th, 2018, 8:45 am
    Post #106 - November 13th, 2018, 8:45 am Post #106 - November 13th, 2018, 8:45 am
    diversedancer wrote:
    Panther in the Den wrote:My plans for the week are...

    Tuesday (11-13) Brew Day (5:00 to 5:30 pm) ... and there is one on my trip home that has been beckoning to me...

    Short Fuse Brewing Company
    5000 N River Rd, Schiller Park

    Interesting place that also serves food.


    Interesting. I drive by regularly (including tomorrow) and never noticed it. Are you going to try the beer float? Since several desserts feature their vanilla gelato, I wonder if it is savory or at least less sweet than typical ice cream.

    The Beer Float does sound intriguing. Traditionally my beer stops are truly about the beer and hopefully a small snack. Rarely does a full meal come into play, sometimes a half of a sandwich.
    "Make Lunch, Not War" ~ Anon
  • Post #107 - November 13th, 2018, 10:32 am
    Post #107 - November 13th, 2018, 10:32 am Post #107 - November 13th, 2018, 10:32 am
    Another recommendation if its not out of your way for lunch in Glenview on Golf Road is the old school Greek owned 'The Works' hotdog/burger/gyros fast food restaurant that has been in the same location for decades. The interior looks to be from the 70's with wood paneling like those old Ditka SNL sketches which can be described a suburban hole in the wall in a nondescript strip mall on Golf Road. They have great char grilled burgers as well as top notch gyros sandwiches.

    The Works
    2676 Golf Rd
    Glenview, IL 60025
    http://www.gyrosglenview.com/
    https://www.yelp.com/biz/the-works-glen ... =date_desc

    Also a nice Korean bar in the same strip mall (but only opens after 5PM) is BDG Sports Gastropub. They have great Korean bar food including whole fried chicken and bulgogi hotdogs.

    BDG Sports Gastropub
    2660 Golf Rd
    Glenview, IL 60025
    https://www.yelp.com/biz/bdg-sports-gas ... glenview-2
  • Post #108 - November 13th, 2018, 10:52 am
    Post #108 - November 13th, 2018, 10:52 am Post #108 - November 13th, 2018, 10:52 am
    polster wrote:Another recommendation if its not out of your way for lunch in Glenview on Golf Road is the old school Greek owned 'The Works' hotdog/burger/gyros fast food restaurant that has been in the same location for decades. The interior looks to be from the 70's with wood paneling like those old Ditka SNL sketches which can be described a suburban hole in the wall in a nondescript strip mall on Golf Road. They have great char grilled burgers as well as top notch gyros sandwiches.

    The Works
    2676 Golf Rd
    Glenview, IL 60025
    http://www.gyrosglenview.com/
    https://www.yelp.com/biz/the-works-glen ... =date_desc

    Also a nice Korean bar in the same strip mall (but only opens after 5PM) is BDG Sports Gastropub. They have great Korean bar food including whole fried chicken and bulgogi hotdogs.

    BDG Sports Gastropub
    2660 Golf Rd
    Glenview, IL 60025
    https://www.yelp.com/biz/bdg-sports-gas ... glenview-2

    Thanks for the heads up!

    The Works looks interesting! Pretty much a standard Greek hotdog stand. They do have a special sandwich which bears their name (so it must be good? :) )
    The Works (the sandwich)

    Double hotdog with cheese on french bread. Toppings.
    I always look for the unique items. :) The grilled Greek chicken also looks good. Also, anyplace that still serves cornroll tamales is OK in my book.

    BGD also looks great but the have no lunch hours. Maybe for a snack on 'after work Beer Days'? 5:00 is still pretty late for that.
    Last edited by Panther in the Den on November 16th, 2018, 9:25 am, edited 1 time in total.
    "Make Lunch, Not War" ~ Anon
  • Post #109 - November 16th, 2018, 9:07 am
    Post #109 - November 16th, 2018, 9:07 am Post #109 - November 16th, 2018, 9:07 am
    Panther in the Den wrote:Paik's Noodles (Korean noodle shop)
    1615 Milwaukee Ave, Glenview

    I hope this is still scheduled for today at 12:15
    --Carey
  • Post #110 - November 16th, 2018, 9:15 am
    Post #110 - November 16th, 2018, 9:15 am Post #110 - November 16th, 2018, 9:15 am
    Panther in the Den wrote:
    Places I would like to visit
    Elephant & Castle 1941 - British
    Curragh Glenview 1800 - Irish


    I'd be interested in these. Know of an Scottish or Welsh? Or "etc" british Isles (e.g. isle of Man), don't know if they vary from the major ethnicities.
    --Carey
  • Post #111 - November 16th, 2018, 9:24 am
    Post #111 - November 16th, 2018, 9:24 am Post #111 - November 16th, 2018, 9:24 am
    Panther in the Den wrote:Lunch Out Friday (11-16) (12:15 to 12:45)

    Paik's Noodles
    1615 Milwaukee Ave, Glenview

    Another board recommendation. A Korean Noodle place. My first planned ethnic (Korean) repeat but somewhat a different style focus (noodles). I did briefly discuss my interests there in a conversation with seebee upthread.

    Looks like a quick in and out, counter service.

    With lunch looming, I looked ahead at my next weeks plans...

    Brew Monday (11-19)
    Log Cabin Bar, 346 Potter Rd, Des Plaines

    Sometimes I can get weary of craft beer and sometimes, just sitting at a bar, taking in the local color can be very satisfying. Not unlike my visit to the Chicago Polish bar, Okocim, a few weeks ago.

    Recommended by a friend who thought the place was comfortable.

    Lunch Out Friday (on Wednesday :) ) (11-21)
    Happy Thanksgiving!
    (Indian/Pakastani) Tandoori Restaurant, 9344 Ballard Rd, Des Plaines

    Not sure how this crept into my list but my co-worker love the Indian cuisine and had missed my visit to Himalayan a few weeks ago. Not sure if she could join but there is nothing wrong with dangling a favorite out there. :)

    Life is good!
    Last edited by Panther in the Den on November 16th, 2018, 9:26 am, edited 1 time in total.
    "Make Lunch, Not War" ~ Anon
  • Post #112 - November 16th, 2018, 9:24 am
    Post #112 - November 16th, 2018, 9:24 am Post #112 - November 16th, 2018, 9:24 am
    diversedancer wrote:
    Panther in the Den wrote:Paik's Noodles (Korean noodle shop)
    1615 Milwaukee Ave, Glenview

    I hope this is still scheduled for today at 12:15

    Yup! Looking like we might have another LTH guest along too. :)
    "Make Lunch, Not War" ~ Anon
  • Post #113 - November 16th, 2018, 9:52 am
    Post #113 - November 16th, 2018, 9:52 am Post #113 - November 16th, 2018, 9:52 am
    diversedancer wrote:
    Panther in the Den wrote:
    Places I would like to visit
    Elephant & Castle 1941 - British
    Curragh Glenview 1800 - Irish


    I'd be interested in these. Know of an Scottish or Welsh? Or "etc" british Isles (e.g. isle of Man), don't know if they vary from the major ethnicities.

    I don't believe they are authentic but rather a 'concept'. Nonetheless they will have a few authentic items on the menu.

    A little research...

    Elephant and Castle

    An authentic English pub concept that combines British classics with North American favorites
    The name comes from a neighborhood in south London. Plus, a proper English pub always has two names.

    Curragh

    Irish Pub
    Traditional Irish Fare
    The Pub Experience "Craic"
    In the small villages that dot Ireland, the pub culture plays an important role in social life
    "Make Lunch, Not War" ~ Anon
  • Post #114 - November 16th, 2018, 1:37 pm
    Post #114 - November 16th, 2018, 1:37 pm Post #114 - November 16th, 2018, 1:37 pm
    After seeing the savory pastries Gary posted about Tous les Jours, I was anxious for some odd ways of eating hot dogs... and they have several others that looked good too, but (a) it's cold out and the pastries aren't hot and crisp, and (b) I noticed a new place in the same strip, Bun Cha Hanoi, that was formerly Soupbelly Hot Pot. I'd never gotten a chance to try Soupbelly, their online photos look good, my bad for not getting there sooner. Bun Cha's facebook page says grand opening was October 7, they've got a pretty good-sized crowd in there at lunch today.

    But Bun Cha looks like it's going for street-oriented Vietnamese: no caramel chicken in clay pot, none of the fancy stuff, but grilled meats served with rice or noodles, a couple bahn mi, and pho.

    They've got two lunch specials: A mini pho for $5.99 and a mini version of short rib with rice for $7.99. I'll try the latter next time. You can get the pho with meatballs or steak. The meatballs were the bland rubbery kind (in a good way) you get in pho. Good broth, not the deepest flavor, but nice big plate of herbs, lime, jalapeno and bean sprouts. Decent size for lunch. The iced coffee for $4.25 seemed a bit steep, but it's strong and sweet enough to dilute nearly 2:1.

    Oh, one more place on that strip: Harry's Kitchen and Catering is generic-sounding, but is very Korean: cold carry out banchan, kimbap and other dishes, and a $7.99/lb steam table with all sorts of interesting things in it, stews, mandoo, etc. Could be a good choice for a quick carry-out picnic at The Grove.

    Bun Cha Hanoi
    1705 Milwaukee Ave, Glenview, IL 60025
    (847) 813-9150
    https://www.bunchahanoiusa.com
    https://www.facebook.com/bunchahanoiusa/

    * The Soupbellyhp.com website is still live if you want to check it out, didn't see much point in making it a live link since it's not there anymore.
    What is patriotism, but the love of good things we ate in our childhood?
    -- Lin Yutang
  • Post #115 - November 16th, 2018, 2:58 pm
    Post #115 - November 16th, 2018, 2:58 pm Post #115 - November 16th, 2018, 2:58 pm
    Panther in the Den wrote:
    Panther in the Den wrote:Lunch Out Friday (11-16) (12:15 to 12:45)

    Paik's Noodles
    1615 Milwaukee Ave, Glenview

    Another board recommendation. A Korean Noodle place. My first planned ethnic (Korean) repeat but somewhat a different style focus (noodles). I did briefly discuss my interests there in a conversation with seebee upthread.

    Looks like a quick in and out, counter service.

    With lunch looming, I looked ahead at my next weeks plans...

    Brew Monday (11-19) (4:45 pm to 5:30 pm)
    Log Cabin Bar, 346 Potter Rd, Des Plaines

    Sometimes I can get weary of craft beer and sometimes, just sitting at a bar, taking in the local color can be very satisfying. Not unlike my visit to the Chicago Polish bar, Okocim, a few weeks ago.

    Recommended by a friend who thought the place was comfortable.

    Lunch Out Friday (on Wednesday :) ) (11-21) (12:15 pm to 12:45 pm)
    Happy Thanksgiving!
    (Indian/Pakastani) Tandoori Restaurant, 9344 Ballard Rd, Des Plaines

    Not sure how this crept into my list but my co-worker love the Indian cuisine and had missed my visit to Himalayan a few weeks ago. Not sure if she could join but there is nothing wrong with dangling a favorite out there. :)

    Life is good!
    "Make Lunch, Not War" ~ Anon
  • Post #116 - November 16th, 2018, 6:15 pm
    Post #116 - November 16th, 2018, 6:15 pm Post #116 - November 16th, 2018, 6:15 pm
    Panther in the Den wrote:Paik's Noodles (Korean noodle shop)
    1615 Milwaukee Ave, Glenview

    Met Panther in the Den and diversedancer for lunch at Paik's today, nothing earth shattering but on the spectrum of tasty with quick friendly service, reasonable pricing and comfortable seating. Refills of water and refreshing roasted corn/barley tea served with a smile.

    I dug my lunch of Tangsuyuk, Korean style sweet sour pork, and taste of PitD's oniony Jjamppongbap, but the winner was DD's Jaengban-jjajang.

    Korean style wings were good, crunchy and lightly sweet, but Bonchon Glenview right next door, which is now open for lunch, has them beat.

    Pictures did not turn out, I had a spot on my lens, though the image I took as I walked in of the ever present Hungry Hound on Paik's front window came through clear as a bell. His video review may be found ----> Here

    Mike Sula, of the Chicago Reader, wrote an interesting article about Korean Chinese food which may be found ----> Here

    Panther in the Den, I admire how you have taken a work assignment and turned it into Adventures in Eating & Drinking!
    One minute to Wapner.
    Raymond Babbitt

    Low & Slow
  • Post #117 - November 16th, 2018, 8:45 pm
    Post #117 - November 16th, 2018, 8:45 pm Post #117 - November 16th, 2018, 8:45 pm
    My one visit to that strip mall led to a conundrum. We settled on paik's and so we ordered noodle dishes and a couple appetizers. The meal was good but wish there was a way to also order wings from Bonchon and the soondubu from sgd at the same time
  • Post #118 - November 17th, 2018, 2:35 am
    Post #118 - November 17th, 2018, 2:35 am Post #118 - November 17th, 2018, 2:35 am
    My pictures from Paik's are not so good either. When I first bought (used) the camera, I set the ISO fairly high to use with available light, but it was not high enough (or autofocus not good enough) for at Paik's, so my photos are not in good focus. And I could not figure out how to lower the ISO back to where I could use the flash.
    --Carey
  • Post #119 - November 19th, 2018, 9:48 pm
    Post #119 - November 19th, 2018, 9:48 pm Post #119 - November 19th, 2018, 9:48 pm
    Thanks for joining me gents! It is always great when we can increase our ordering power. :)

    I was able to get some good pictures...
    G Wiv wrote:
    Panther in the Den wrote:Paik's Noodles (Korean noodle shop)
    1615 Milwaukee Ave, Glenview

    Met Panther in the Den and diversedancer for lunch at Paik's today, nothing earth shattering but on the spectrum of tasty with quick friendly service, reasonable pricing and comfortable seating. Refills of water and refreshing roasted corn/barley tea served with a smile.

    I dug my lunch of Tangsuyuk, Korean style sweet sour pork,

    5D753474-8662-4D07-817C-6DA427A7DD83.jpeg Tangsuyuk = pork with a unique bright white breading drizzled with a sweet sour sauce that wasn't as sweet as traditional Cantonese S&S.

    G Wiv wrote:and taste of PitD's oniony Jjamppongbap,

    2792377D-E1C2-4D5B-934F-DE5260C40553.jpeg I wanted to order the Jjajangmyeon but seeing how the Jjajangbap (with rice) came with egg and a bowl of Jjamppong won me over.

    FDAEA696-35FA-464F-8360-05D6B77FDB43.jpeg bowl of Jjamppong

    G Wiv wrote:but the winner was DD's Jaengban-jjajang.

    4D380FE1-3265-4DFD-9C33-1B0AD8783454.jpeg Jaengban-Jjajang = Jjajangmyeon pan fried with shrimp, squid, pork and vegetables for 2.

    G Wiv wrote:Korean style wings were good, crunchy and lightly sweet, but Bonchon Glenview right next door, which is now open for lunch, has them beat.

    EAFDF170-8629-4A0E-A444-880458C938EC.jpeg Hong Kong Wings (1/2 crispy - 1/2 savory)

    One last item not mentioned...

    22B2AD90-4B30-46C6-959A-B26373C7295A.jpeg Gunmandu (Dumpling) which was rectangular and lightly fried to a delicate crunch...

    What an awesome collection of restaurants in this strip mall.

    You could do worse for a 1-2-3 punch. All different in their own way.

    Paik's Noodles
    SGD Dubu
    Bonchon
    "Make Lunch, Not War" ~ Anon
  • Post #120 - November 21st, 2018, 2:34 am
    Post #120 - November 21st, 2018, 2:34 am Post #120 - November 21st, 2018, 2:34 am
    Panther in the Den wrote:
    Lunch Out Friday (on Wednesday :) ) (11-21)
    Happy Thanksgiving!
    (Indian/Pakastani) Tandoori Restaurant, 9344 Ballard Rd, Des Plaines


    Planning to get Palak Gosht, Aloo Beingen & Kheer
    --Carey

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